What to Watch Today

The Grinch, Frosty and Santa, Romanoffs Finale and More

On TV this Friday: The Romanoffs wraps its freshman run, a Midnight, Texas resident is (maybe?) haunted by the past and Jason Momoa returns to the Frontier. Here are 13 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern:

  • Netflix

    Season 3 premiere (all six episodes): Jason Momoa’s 18th Century North American fur trade saga returns.

  • Amazon
    The Romanoffs

    Season 1 finale: A man tries to escape a family curse; Hugh Skinner (Harlots), Hera Hilmar (Da Vinci’s Demons), Ben Miles (The Crown) and JJ Feild (TURN: Washington’s Spies) star. (Not yet renewed.)

  • DC Universe

    Rachel is determined to rescue her birth mother after The Messenger reveals she’s being held by The Organization in a mysterious psychiatric ward.

  • Lifetime
    Poinsettias for Christmas

    A woman (One Tree Hill‘s Bethany Joy Lenz) falls for a local botanist when she returns home to help her father (Dukes of Hazzard‘s John Schneider) on the family’s poinsettia farm. (Holiday weekend TV-movie guide!)

  • ABC
    Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

    This 1970 Rankin/Bass stop-motion classic follows a young Kris Kringle as he thwarts the evil Burgermeister Meisterburger.

  • NBC
    Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    The classic cartoon follows the title character (voiced by Boris Karloff) on his mission to steal Christmas customs from the people of Whoville. (DreamWorks Trolls Holiday follows at 8:30 pm.)

  • CBS
    Frosty the Snowman

    In this 1969 cartoon, comedian Jackie Vernon voices the titular snowman, who sets off for the North Pole to keep from melting. (Frosty Returns follows at 8:30 pm.)

  • Fox
    College Football

    The Washington Huskies take on the Washington State Cougars, live from Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash.

  • The CW
    Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer

    Based on the goofy holiday song, this animated special follows young Jake Spankenheimer’s adventure to find his missing g’ma and prove that Santa Claus is real.

  • NBC
    Midnight, Texas

    Lem reaches a shocking decision; Olivia is haunted by the past; Fiji seeks outside help; a suicide pits Manfred vs. Kai; this new episode might not air.

  • Syfy
    Van Helsing

    Vanessa and Scarlett battle the Third Elder; Vanessa comes to a decision about her path forward.

  • Comedy Central
    Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape

    90 minutes: The comedian’s latest special delves into his wife’s recent medical crisis, which left him contemplating an early retirement.

  • HBO
    Room 104

    Two episodes: First up, Catherine (Doll & Em‘s Dolly Wells) finds comfort in a disembodied woman’s voice. Then at midnight, Arnold (Atlanta‘s Brian Tyree Henry) wakes up with no recollection of the previous night.